Voting for the 2014 Main Street Holidays Contest

The top five photos for the 2014 Main Street Holidays contest have been announced! Visit ICBA’s Facebook page to see the top five and don’t forget to vote for your favorite. The photo with the most likes will win $300 for a local charity.

Photos can be shared and commented on, however, that does not go toward the final vote.

Voting officially closes at 9 a.m. (eastern) on Friday, December 19 and the winner will be announced Friday afternoon. Hurry and vote!

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And the winner is…

The winner of the first Main Street Holidays Facebook photo contest is Bank of Missouri!

Bank of Missouri

Bank of Missouri’s photo (above) of main street Cape Girardeau captured more than 1,500 likes on ICBA’s Facebook page during the week. The other top five finalists included Paducah Bank, 1st Bank of Sea Isle City, City Bank and Trust Company, and First Federal of Northern Michigan.

Congrats to Bank of Missouri and the other finalists!

Weren’t one of the five finalists? Don’t worry – you’ll be seeing the other photos submitted during the contest throughout the Go Local blog.

Want to submit a holiday photo to us – even after the contest? ICBA loves to receive photos from community banks any time of year! Feel free to post them in the comments section or submit them to Jessica Wallace at jessica.wallace@icba.org.

Last chance to vote!

Just a friendly reminder that voting ends TOMORROW (Friday, Dec. 20 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time)) for our Main Street Holiday Contest. You can vote for your favorite photo – or even all five! – on ICBA’s Facebook page.

Here are the five community bank finalists:

  • Bank of Missouri
  • Paducah Bank
  • 1st Bank of Sea Isle City
  • City Bank and Trust Company
  • First Federal of Northern Michigan

Congratulations, once again, to all five of the finalists! And don’t forget to vote by 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20!

Go Local During Community Banking Month!

It’s finally April, which means in addition to springtime, tulips and baseball season kicking off, it is Community Banking Month! Throughout the month of April, ICBA is encouraging small business owners and consumers to bank locally with a community bank. Have any ideas or suggestions on how to Go Local this month? Share them with us! We’d love to hear how you’re getting involved.